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Brighton (M)

Code LGA60410 (LGA)
People 15,460
Male 7,482
Female 7,978
Median age 33
Families 4,263
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,956
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $957
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $185
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 15,460 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,482 48.4 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,978 51.6 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,166 7.5 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,460 people in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.5% of the population.

Age Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,358 8.8 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,242 8.0 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,374 8.9 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,092 7.1 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 921 6.0 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,025 6.6 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,045 6.8 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,105 7.1 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,079 7.0 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,005 6.5 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 986 6.4 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 976 6.3 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 813 5.3 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 560 3.6 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 389 2.5 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 226 1.5 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 135 0.9 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 129 0.8 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,008 43.6 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 448 3.9 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,089 9.5 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 537 4.7 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,404 38.3 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 43.6% were married and 13.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,606 44.4 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,550 14.9 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,215 40.6 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 161 3.3 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,171 24.1 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 430 8.9 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 59 1.2 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 706 14.6 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 293 6.0 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 44 0.9 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 379 7.8 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 161 3.3 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 91 1.9 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,357 28.0 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,852 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas) 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.2% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 11.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 13,631 88.2 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 986 7.0 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 574 4.1 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 294 2.1 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 12,304 86.9 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), 86.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,706 56.7 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,928 29.5 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 412 6.3 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 495 7.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,541 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 6,541 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.7% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 7.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 611 10.1 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 646 10.7 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 672 11.1 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,307 21.6 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,403 39.7 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 485 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,083 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 957 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas) was $485.

Travel to work, top responses Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,593 66.1 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,750 32.7 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,351 11.8 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,329 11.6 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.7% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,038 17.7 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,773 24.1 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,421 12.4 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,360 11.8 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,356 31.8 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,788 41.9 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,076 25.2 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 43 1.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), 41.9% were couple families with children, 31.8% were couple families without children and 25.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.7 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.3 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas) 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,759 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,834 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,834 and those without children was $1,759.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 608 19.3 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 104 3.3 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 703 22.4 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 468 14.9 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 186 5.9 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 674 21.4 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 207 6.6 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 195 6.2 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 22.4% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,344 94.1 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 335 5.9 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), 94.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,837 90.5 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 94 1.8 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 399 7.5 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 15 0.3 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), 90.5% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.1 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 123 2.3 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 702 13.1 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,418 64.0 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,025 19.2 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 71 1.3 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 13.1% had 2 bedrooms and 64.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,198 22.4 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,292 42.9 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,730 32.4 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 21 0.4 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 102 1.9 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), 22.4% were owned outright, 42.9% were owned with a mortgage and 32.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 4,170 78.0 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,056 19.8 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 118 2.2 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 78.0% were family households, 19.8% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.3 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.4 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), 29.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 185 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.8 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.2 -- 9.5 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 7.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 432 8.1 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,692 31.7 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,863 34.9 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,182 22.1 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 175 3.3 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), 31.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,165 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 555 47.6 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 610 52.4 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,165 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 555 (or 47.6%) were male and 610 (or 52.4%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 796 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $796.

Mortgage and rent Brighton (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Brighton (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $185 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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